SDG Indicator 14.4.1 - Fish stocks sustainability

This course presents tools, methods, and processes to monitor and report on Indicator 14.4.1 within Goal 14 and the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.


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SDG Indicator 14.4.1
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This course focuses on SDG Indicator 14.4.1 - Fish stocks sustainability: “Proportion of fish stocks within biologically sustainable levels”. It introduces basic fisheries concepts and definitions, illustrates some technical aspects of classical and data-limited stock assessment and provides detailed guidance on process and tools for the analysis and reporting of the Indicator.

The course consists of 5 lessons, ranging from approximately 30 to 60 minutes duration each:

  • Lesson 1  Introduction to SDG Indicator 14.4.1
  • Lesson 2  Concepts and process behind the estimations of SDG Indicator 14.4.1
  • Lesson 3  Estimation of SDG Indicator 14.4.1 from classical stock assessment outputs
  • Lesson 4  Estimation of SDG Indicator 14.4.1 from data-limited methods
  • Lesson 5  Guidelines for national reporting of SDG Indicator 14.4.1

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Target Audience

The target audience of this course includes:

  • National fisheries administration officials
  • Policy-makers or advisors
  • Members of the fishing community/fishing organizations
  • Fisheries scientists, data analysts, and statisticians

Learning Objectives

You will learn about:

  • The rationale of indicator 14.4.1 within the 2030 Agenda
  • Basic definitions and fundamental concepts related to fish stock assessment
  • Methods and data requirements of classical stock assessments
  • How to access the BlueBRIDGE Virtual Research Environment to run some of the main data-limited methods on the platform
  • The steps of the procedure for building and reporting Indicator 14.4.1